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Karen Gillan’s Winning Look at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards

30 Mar

Still mourning the loss of Selfie and everything it was/could’ve been but taking a break from Sia karaoke sadness with Karen Gillan in a fabulous shimmery Louis Vuitton dress at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards. Gillan took home the prize for Best Female Newcomer for her performances in Oculus and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Karen GillanFuturistic mod springs to mind and there’s a whole Jetsons 60s vibe going on. Now the dress is a big style hit and Karen Gillan’s red carpet record is excellent as she doesn’t always stick to what is safe.

Karen Gillan bootsSo what to make of the black boots? They add an edginess to the look and also falls into the whole mod element (picturing Sally Draper in her white go go boots), but an ankle bootie is what I’m leaning towards as an alternate. When Michelle Williams wore a very similar looking Louis Vuitton frock to the Met Gala it was criticized for being a bit too casual for the event; she paired it with black pumps and they looked fine but were nothing special. Like Williams, Gillan’s pixie cut was stunning and the wavy short bob is also doing wonders. Can someone find her a comedy that doesn’t get cut short before its time?

With the lights like this it looks like karaoke should be on the menu really:

Karen Gillan EmpireBonus Empire Awards red carpet yes with Hayley Atwell in a classic black dress and another TV plea to renew Agent Carter.

Hayley AtwellMuch appreciated and thanks in advance.

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

6 Mar

Now award season is over (until the summer when the TV awards kick in) we’ve got a mixture of magazine covers, fashion campaigns and movie premieres for this week’s style highs. Michelle WilliamsMy Michelle Williams style crush goes way back and the April UK Elle cover is a fashion delight. Sometimes actress fashion house pairings don’t quite mesh from print ads to the red carpet (*cough Jennifer Lawrence/Christian Dior cough*), but Michelle Williams and Louis Vuitton has worked on every level. This is twee without being too cutesy using leather and lace; the orange is spectacular and it is just a fun cover. With Williams, editorials often lean on fragility with a hint sadness, sometimes a wisp of whimsy and I am glad this moves beyond that.

Gummer sisters and other storiesMamie and Grace Gummer join their model sister Louisa in the new & Other Stories campaign and this Co-Lab collection by Clare Vivier is a mixture of French chic with Cali cool. The range of bags, cropped denim and silk shirts on display here is making me clamor for spring and I’m already adding items to my wish list such as this leather shoulder bag Gillian Jacobs showed off on Instagram and the red one Louisa carries in the shot above.

Mamie GummerOne more shot from the new & Other Stories campaign and while I am not entirely sold on the quasi-fanny pack leather belted bag, Mamie Gummer’s slight 70s flare and shirt styling is giving me all the Jamie Lee Curtis in the first Halloween feels. The jeans aren’t as high in the waist and the shirt is a slightly different color, but it still has the same effortless quality.

Lily James and Richard Madden CinderellaLily James goes full Disney princess in Elie Saab at the premiere of Cinderella, which is surely the ideal time to embrace ethereal pretty. Ol’ King of the North (or that should read former *sob*) Richard Madden is playing his part well and if only he had been allowed to be a beardy Prince Charming.

Karen GillanRemember when Henry lent Eliza his coat on Selfie and she fashioned it into a super sexy funky outfit? Karen Gillan’s Burberry trench look is giving me a whole bunch of Selfie feels at the LA Cinderella premiere. I am still in mourning for this charming, funny and cancelled too soon delight; this outfit only adds to the Eliza and Henry sadness while looking cool at the same time. Now might be the ideal moment to pour one out to Selfie while singing along to the most heartbreaking version of “Chandelier.”

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

7 Feb

New York Fashion Week started yesterday and we will be covering that in all its glory next week, especially as most shows are taking a couple of weeks off for Winter Olympics. For this edition of “Out of the Box” we’re going to be taking a look at a couple of the red carpet events from this week before we cover both the runway shows (fantasy costuming ahoy!) and those attending.

Anna FarisThis is easily the sunniest red carpet I have seen for sometime and it makes sense that it’s for The Lego MovieIt helps that both Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have opted for darker attire otherwise we might get blinded and Faris’ gingham Tanya Taylor black strap crop top and skirt is perfect for this afternoon event. It might veer towards office wear if it was missing the crystal embellishments and you know if your office is cool with crop tops. It avoids that and it’s a super cute outfit for this premiere.

Natalie Dormer InStyle Roksanda IlincicNatalie Dormer covers up the recently shaved part of her head with a simple sweep of her hair – a more sophisticated comb over and while I would have loved to have seen a repeat of her SAG Awards hair styling, this is also pretty fantastic. The Roksanda Ilincic short sleeved dress is inspired by Josef Albers bold color-block artwork which is very much on point with art and fashion sharing a stage at the moment. It’s a really great look and the midi-length is appropriate for the InStyle pre-BAFTA “The Best of British Talent” party.

Brie Larson capeIt’s been a good week for Brie Larson as she not only features on the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover, but she was also honored at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. I really like Larson’s slightly different approach to the red carpet and this Louis Vuitton Resort 2014 ensemble is an instant winner thanks to the cape factor and I love the combination of yellow, green and blue tweed on the dress. While I think towering heels do add something to an outfit, I also understand the pain factor so I’m very much into the brogues that Larson is wearing. It’s relaxed, but still super stylish.

Diane Kruger Peter PilottoSo we’ve got one event/look from NYFW sneaking in and that’s Diane Kruger at the Peter Pilotto for Target launch party wearing one of the outfits from the collection and showing off the trademark color and pattern fusion. Getting Kruger to showcase this design with contrasting flowers in bold color and the black and white sleeves is good move, though I’m not entirely sure if I could pull this off. I’d definitely be willing to give it a go, but as I mentioned above I’d probably not do so well in the towering strappy pumps.

Michelle Williams Talks Dawson’s Creek Nostalgia

8 Oct

Michelle Williams sported a quiffed look at The New Yorker “In Conversation” event at the weekend as she discussed her TV and film career with writer David Denby. Despite a clip snafu that saw the wrong Blue Valentine scene shown to the audience – the hotel shower scene was instead of another fractious moment between Williams and Ryan Gosling’s characters – there are other things to talk about from this discussion including Williams’ recent trip to Wilmington, North Carolina where they shot Dawson’s Creek.

Michelle Williams New Yorker 2013

Williams explained that she “hadn’t been back since the show ended but I went back and took my daughter on vacation and saw people I hadn’t seen in 10 years and went all the places that we used to go. And it was great. It was actually a real stroke of luck to be transported there.” It’s all ’90s nostalgia at the moment and while I think a reunion episode wouldn’t really work (Spoiler Alert! Jen is dead) I am tempted to revisit this show, plus I still really need to watch the final episode (I know).

Wearing a Louis Vuitton shirt-dress that manages to incorporate both a black and white checkered pattern and a bow around the middle without veering into too cutesy/twee and not over powering the look with accessorizes, Williams looks fantastic and relaxed. While there isn’t a ton of things you can do to make short hair look different the quiff is a tried and tested favorite here at TV Ate My Wardrobe as it not only gets occasionally pesky bangs out of your face but also gives you a fresh new look. The pink lip color and nail polish adds a pop of color without overwhelming.

New Yorker Michelle Williams

As photo shoots and magazine editorials with Michelle Williams tend to lean towards the melancholy these photos are a welcome change.

Next up for Williams is a turn on Broadway in Cabaret and she will be playing the iconic role of Sally Bowles alongside The Good Wife’s Alan Cumming, opening April next year. She also recently completed work on Suite Francaise based on Irene Nemirovsky’s work that tells the story of a woman living in German occupied France.

Teen Hair Confessions & the New Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Campaign

25 Jul

TV Ate My Wardrobe likes to explore how costuming and styling from TV shows can be a source of inspiration and here’s the tale of how one character had a big influence on a huge hair decision I made; when Jen Lindley from Dawson’s Creek got a drastic shorter style so did I. That’s right I went from long to short hair at the age of 16 because of a TV show. Luckily it turns out that I’m one of those people that looks better with short hair and it wasn’t the disaster it could be (the story of my earlier super shot blunt bangs is a horrorshow, thanks to teenage stupidity rather than Jen Lindley).

This anecdote leads me to Michelle Williams’ new stunning Louis Vuitton campaign that will feature in the many September issues of fashion magazines next month and while Williams has perfected the short ‘do since her time on The WB, the strong eyebrow/brick red lip combination has a distinct ’90s influence. 

Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton AW 13The ’90s revival is in full swing as the nostalgia dial is set to high as everything that happened in this decade becomes new again; this includes TV show reboots, movies that are celebrating their 18th anniversary (hello Clueless) and makeup revivals from brands like MAC, even the political sex scandals sound like something from the 90s with a technological twist. This is enough to instantly make anyone in their late 20s/early 30s feel the weight of time and thanks to the recent My So-Called Life and Freaks and Geeks discussions that I have been taking part in for This Was TV with Julie Hammerle I’m pretty sure I’ve past the threshold of embarrassing teen stories (soon there will be embarrassing university stories when we tackle Felicity in the fall – another show that has a defining hair moment).

For all the fashion mistakes we make as teens (and as adults) it’s a learning process that we all go through, the short hair that Williams had as Jen Lindley is nowhere near as polished as the pixie cut that Williams is famous for now (hey stars they’re just like us) and this new campaign shows Michelle Williams rocking updated 90s grunge makeup (albeit while holding the very non-grunge but beautiful new Louis Vuitton bag).

This campaign is not only stunning but it also reminds me that thanks to Jen Lindley back in 1999 I made the best hair decision and went short.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

 

What do you think of the new campaign?

Any teenage style choices you made thanks to a TV show that you are thankful for or regret?

 
Images courtesy of WWD

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